Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Robalo set for Melbourne debut as Chaparral pulls out all the stops!

by Dani Limback on 4 Jun 2013
R247 white water Chaparral Australia
Robalo, the outboard fishing boat range from Chaparral, will be on show for the first time in Melbourne next week at 'Jeff’s shed'.

Following the Australian debut at Sanctuary Cove Boat show, Chaparral Australia’s Scott O’Hare is excited about introducing Melbournes fisho’s to his new range of serious offshore fishing boats.

Mr O’Hare said 'The boats themselves are renowned for their quality finish and tough construction, but the Hydro Lift hull design is what really sets them apart. Time and time again we take these boats out into seriously rough water and cannot believe how superb the ride is.



'Melbourne buyers will love all the standard fishing features, big fuel capacities and super economical hull design, but also the crossover range will appeal to the whole family.'

The Robalo designers have also realised that today’s boating families often want more than just a fishing boat; they seek to enjoy their investment more often with the flexibility to ski and cruise as well.

The new crossover range offer universal cockpit layout’s, built in toilets and single or twin outboard transoms whilst retaining all of the performance characteristics and serious fishability that Robalos are famous for.

Chaparral Australia will also have a big range of Chaparrals on display, including cruisers, wake boats, premium bowriders and entry level H2os.

'This is arguably our best ever Melbourne Boat Show line up,' said O’Hare. 'This is our home town show and we always enjoy putting our best foot forward. With the new Robalos, the latest Xtreme saltwater wake boat and big cruisers on display, we have something for everyone.



'Over the last few years Chaparral and Robalo have undertaken an unprecedented R&D program resulting in 32 models across the range with all new designs from the hull up,' added O’Hare. 'Being in such a strong financial position, with no debt and nearly 50 years of innovative and progressive industry leadership, Chaparral have well and truly come of age and now hold number one position in the US for 18 to 35 foot sport boats. Robalo have been a premium brand in the states since 1968 and currently hold the number #1 position in US with a 25% share of the fishing boat market from 18-30 feet,' he added.

Chaparral and Robalo have a solid reputation worldwide for quality, innovation and performance and offer a complete dealer network across Australia.

For more information on Chaparral sports boats go to www.chaparralboats.com or for Robalo fishing boats www.robalo.com or contact Chaparral Australia on (03) 9397 6977.

Related Articles

Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
The Road to Rio now 99 days short
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for many crews: 'It's 106 miles to Chicago we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.' Whoops wrong movie.
Posted on 28 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
Thou doth protest too much, me thinks
And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen about now. At any rate, it is simply an adaptation of Lady Gertrude’s original line. We merely seek to use it as a way to demonstrate that when there is a lot of brouhaha going on, the smoke screen ultimately ends up as a lovely, colourful flag as to the real intent behind it.
Posted on 18 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
World Sailing Cup V3 - A Dead Rat in a Shoe or Spring Daffodils?
While a host of major sailing events go from strength to strength, the Sailing World Cup has very major issues. Last night my Irish better half was sitting beside me on the sofa watching an Australian version of the popular TV Cooking Program My Kitchen Rules on a tablet with her headphones while I was watching Diehard II for the seventeenth time (it’s a boy thing) on TV. She suddenly spluttered and laughed, took off her headphones and motioned for me to mute Diehard. (Seriously!!)
Posted on 9 Apr
Volvo Ocean Race appoints stadium racing pioneer as new CEO
Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Today his appointment has been confirmed.
Posted on 31 Mar
Large spectator fleet heading north for boat watching season
I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase, but it is insanely apt and hilarious all at the same time, however. I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase. It is insanely apt and hilarious, all at the same time, however. Well then, boat watching season is definitely upon us once more. The whales will soon be gathering again off the coast of Queensland to observe all manner of racing and cruising craft as they head North for a Winter in the sun.
Posted on 29 Mar
Laser creator Ian Bruce passes away (1933 - 2016)
Ian Bruce, driving force behind the Laser dinghy, sadly passed away at his daughter's home on Monday March 21 2016. Ian Bruce, driving force behind the Laser dinghy, sadly passed away at his daughter's home on Monday March 21 2016. His legacy to our sport, Canadian sailing and his beloved Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club will be praised and honoured for years to come.
Posted on 24 Mar
Southern Spars - 100T Clewring CruisingBarz Optics - Melanin Lenses